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Robert Dierker

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    St. Louis Judges Reject Gun Court Proposal; Mayor's Office "Disappointed"

    After months of lobbying for a fairly major reform in the way the city adjudicates crimes committed with guns, Mayor Francis Slay and his staff found themselves on the receiving end of some harsh words from St. Louis judges yesterday. The 28 circuit court judges met for their monthly en banc meetin ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    Listen to Oral Argument from Yesterday's High Court Battle Over Paul McKee's Project

    After listening to all 47 minutes of the oral argument that took place in Missouri's Supreme Court yesterday (which we've uploaded below), it all seems to come down to a single word: "project." What's a "project"? How specific does a developer need to be about a redevelopment "project" before a city ... More >>

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    June 19, 2012

    Lawsuit Against Paul McKee's Northside Regeneration Transferred to Supreme Court

    Missouri's Eastern District Court of Appeals has finally weighed in on the lawsuit to thwart developer Paul McKee's $8.1 billion, 1500-acre vision for a new North St. Louis.  Judges Robert Dowd, Mary Hoff and Sherri Sullivan agree with 22nd Circuit Judge Robert H. Dierker, who ruled in July 201 ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012

    Appeals Hearing in NorthSide Case Got Heated

    ​If you're a developer, and you want the Board of Aldermen to subsidize your huge redevelopment, how specific must you be about your plans?  That was the central question this morning during a hearing in Missouri's Eastern District Court of Appeals downtown. And things got a bit heated. Devel ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    Will Appeals Judges Uphold Halting of Paul McKee's Ambitious Plan for the North Side?

    ​Tomorrow, in Missouri's Eastern District Court of Appeals, lawyers for developer Paul McKee will once again fight for the legitimacy for his $8.1 billion-dollar plan to revitalize North St. Louis -- and for the big chunk of change the city promised him in subsidies. So what's this court case all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Lure Nightclub Could Stay Open For Months, Thanks to Judge Dierker's Stay Order

    Photo by Jon Gitchoff​This Saturday night was supposed to be Lure nightclub's last hurrah, but a judge ruled today that they can stay open for the time being. Despite the recent (and controversial) campaign by City Hall, neighboring businesses and private residents to shut down Lure (see our full ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    McKee's Attorney Quotes Teddy Roosevelt, Goes for a Final Bodyslam

    Image viaPainting of Paul McKee's dream​Paul Puricelli, the attorney representing developer Paul McKee, just filed Northside's final post-trial brief. It's a 32-page defense of the land magnate's plan for North St. Louis, a plan that aims to radically transform the City but for months has been thr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Wash U. Economist Rips McKee's Plan for North St. Louis in First Day of Trial

    Michele Boldrin, chair of Wash U's Economics Department, called McKee's forecasts "completely arbitrary"​It was a heated and colorful first day in the trial that will determine whether the city properly greenlighted developer Paul McKee's 1,100-acre, $8.1 billion plan to revitalize nort ... More >>

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    February 17, 2010
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    November 6, 2009

    St. Louis Judge Not Quitting His Challenge to Red-Light Cameras

    www.randomhouse.comJudge Robert Dierker​Last week St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Robert Dierker was denied a court motion to dismiss a red-light camera ticket issued against him, but the magistrate is undeterred. Dierker is convinced he'll win when the case when it finally goes to trial. On October ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Adios San Luis: Judge Rules In Favor of Demolition of CWE Apartment Building

    stlouispatina.blogspot.com​In deciding the controversial fate of the San Luis Apartments in the Central West End today, Judge Robert Dierker ruled that local preservation groups have no say in deciding whether a building should or should not be demolished. In this case in particular, the judg ... More >>

  • News

    March 12, 2003

    Time Bomb

    Asbestos still takes its toll, but the lawsuits and victims are changing

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    October 9, 2002

    School Daze

    Tom Bauer's "student bill of rights" stirs up a storm over the future of the city's public schools

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    April 3, 2002

    Judging Mariano

    The circuit clerk and the city's judges square off on the public's right to know. The clerk and the public are losing.

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    November 21, 2001

    Failing the Smell Test

    Regulators don't want a judge to tell Laclede Gas to fix corroding gas lines

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    November 21, 2001

    Board Games

    New school-board members Amy Hilgemann and Rochell Moore wanted to improve public education in St. Louis but ended up suing the district. The gridlock continues, but the schools remain the same.

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    October 10, 2001

    Letters

    Week of October 10, 2001

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    June 13, 2001

    Wrecking Brawl

    For eight years, the city has kept Mark Finney from replacing the historic Syndicate Trust Building with a parking garage. He says, "Buy it or get the hell out of the way." It's time to put up or shut up.

  • News

    July 5, 2000

    Clarence, Missing in Action

    Mayor Clarence Harmon may have nominated Capt. Beverly Noble-Barnes for a controversial promotion, but he didn't attend a police-board meeting to back her up

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    July 14, 1999

    White Out

    A local contractor gets called a fake as the dispute over minority set-aside contracts heats up. The city and some local contractors say he is; the state says he's not.

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    February 24, 1999
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    February 10, 1999

    Out of Order

    When the case of a woman who claimed she was fired after refusing sex with her boss came before Circuit Judge Robert H. Dierker Jr., he didn't just issue an order. He let the world know a little too much about his politics and what he thinks about the "de

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